Originally Posted by cryptozoo
I've recently gotten into the Chambered LP world and have been pretty floored -- it's more of what I liked about the "Les Paul" tone in my head, and less (or Les) of what I don't. I'm a big fan of semi-hollows (335s and the like) and a chambered LP has a just a dash of that fat flavor, too. I'd like to try out one of the Wildwood double-carves but have never had a chance to play one.
Accoustically, my Double Carve sounds distinctly more woody / reedy that the non-chambered R8's I've had. I had the chance to play about a dozen at Wildwood one afternoon before settling on mine, mainly because it's got a real fat, honky bridge pickup that just blooms like hell with that space between the mahogany and maple...The neck sounds distinctly softer (actually a little mushy) compared to my plaintop in particular, but I am going to hopefully address that --- give it more bite --- by replacing the capacitor on the neck PU. (Not going to mess with anything related to the bridge PU because is sounds fine even with the stock fooler Bee in there.)